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Board of Directors

Katie Colbert Brady

Board President

 

Katie first visited Jackson Hole in 1999 and fell in love with the beauty of the area and the great skiing. Originally from Minnesota, Katie graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a four-year degree in Real Estate. After many ski trips to Jackson Hole while working in real estate in Madison, Katie finally moved here in 2005 and spent two years as a Mountain Host at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and an outdoor adventure guide with O.A.R.S. In 2008, Katie decided to get back into the real estate business here in Jackson. Katie enjoys helping a wide range of buyers and sellers including first time home buyers, local sellers and investors alike. Locally, Katie has been voted one of Jackson Hole’s Best Real Estate Agents by the JH Weekly’s Readers Poll since 2012. Katie is a graduate of Leadership Jackson Hole, co-chair of the Women’s Business Roundtable Program, a board member of Bravo, a young professional group benefiting the Grand Teton Music Festival, an active volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, and the founder/creator of Women Who Wine, a monthly fun casual networking group for local Jackson ladies with a goal of developing new friendships and connections . Every morning Katie feels incredibly fortunate to wake up in this special place she calls “home” where she enjoys backcountry skiing, mountain biking, rafting, hiking, golfing and shopping at the Farmer’s Market.

Patti Stancarone

Board of Directors

Amy was born in Louisville, Kentucky and graduated with a B.A. from the University of Kentucky in 1999. She moved to Jackson in 2001 to spend a winter in the mountains and never left. Amy spent the first 15 years of her professional career in various sales and marketing roles in the hospitality and media industries. She currently serves as Associate Director for the Teton County Search & Rescue Foundation. 

Amy spends her free time playing in the mountains, traveling the world, or messing about in her kitchen. She lives in Jackson with her husband, Jeff, and their dog Olive.

Amy Golightly

Vice President

Betsy Carlin, MS-ECS spent the first 25 years of her career as a public school teacher and an early childhood program administrator. Currently she splits her time as an on the floor teacher/facilitator in a toddler classroom and as an Early Childhood Consultant specializing in leadership development. This combination allows her to have fresh stories from her classroom to share as she works to promote and raise the status of the early childhood field. She is also a dedicated volunteer leader with experience on multiple boards of directors, including The Children’s Learning Center in Teton and Sublette Counties, Wyoming; the Girls Actively Partcipating, Wyoming Early Childhood Association,; and the National Association for the Education of Young Children Affiliate Council. Betsy is married to Becky Watson and they have one daughter Biz. Together they enjoy traveling and all the activities Wilson, Wyoming affords them.

Betsy Carlin

Board of Directors

Megan Smith

Treasurer

Raised on the coast of Maine, Megan has enjoyed the outdoors whether it was the mountains, ocean or rivers and lakes since childhood. She first lived in Jackson for a short stint soon after graduating from Middlebury College with a BA in Environmental Science Education. Nearly a decade later, she found herself drawn back to Jackson after receiving her Master’s degree in Conservation Biology from Antioch University New England. Megan’s experiences living in many beautiful places as well as interests in the natural world, workings of ecological systems and group dynamics (human and wildlife) have continually drawn her back to Jackson. She is interested in helping Womentum grow to the next phase of its development by creating resources for both current mentor and mentee pairs to prosper but also by expanding resources and networking opportunities for the alumnus community. Megan loves to bike, ski, hike and enjoy all that the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem has to offer.

Lin Heffner

Board of Directors

Lin was fortunate enough to have had a number of effective informal mentors during her organized athletic endeavors as a youth and early in her career.  It was mid-professional career, at Microsoft, when she was assigned her first formal mentor. Lin graduated from mentee to mentor when she volunteered in a program for teenage girls in 2003. She and her 13-year-old mentee rock-climbed once a week, with the year culminating in a weekend camping trip in the mountains. They nicknamed the program, “Between Pimples and Pinnacles.” She also mentored a few peers at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation with a monthly lunch group checkin. Lin likes to say that while it is important to learn from your mistakes, with a good mentor you can learn from other peoples mistakes.

Elisabeth made Jackson her home in 2010 and does her best to avoid flying over her mountain bike’s handlebars or losing a ski in deep powder. Prior to Jackson she lived in San Francisco and was part of an international nonprofit that eradicates illiteracy in the developing world. Elisabeth now serves as the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce's membership director, having worked conservation nonprofits previously -  Grand Teton National Park Foundation and Rendezvous Park (R Park). She graduated from Womentoring in 2014 and some of the women in her class are now her closest friends.

Elisabeth Rohrbach

Board of Directors

Ponteir Sackrey

Board of Directors

Ponteir Sackrey has lived in Jackson since 1990 and has focused much of her time in the fields of development and marketing. She currently works for the Grand Teton National Park Foundation. Past organizations include Center for the Arts, National Museum of Wildlife Art, Four Seasons Resort, and Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. 

As a volunteer, she has served on the boards of the Chamber of Commerce, Jackson Hole Joint Powers Travel and Tourism Board, Teton County Dual Immersion Parent Advisory, and currently, Jackson Elite Volleyball.

Ponteir is originally from New England and has an MBA from Simmons College. She is raising two teenage daughters and a nutty yellow lab. She likes yoga, hiking, biking, skiing, and paddleboarding.

She is a Womentum Alumna and is honored and privileged to join the board. She looks forward to fostering its mission of supporting the women and girls of Wyoming.

Photo Credit: Karissa Tuthill Akin, Womentum Alumna

Staff

Samantha Eddy

Executive Director

Long time, Jackson Hole resident, “Sam” is passionate about inspiration and supporting people in fulfilling their potential. Former publisher of NewWU: Modern Wellbeing and Teton Spirit magazines and websites, she helped establish a network with the holistic wellness community in the area since 2012.  She brings over 15 years of non-profit experience from Jackson Community Recycling, Jackson Hole Ski Club, Chamber of Commerce, and Snake River Institute, where she has served various positions including Development Director, Program Director, and event coordinator. She also served on the Joint Powers Waste and Recycling Board from 2002-2009. She is an avid reader and writer and has a Master in Communication from American University. Sam is also a mother of three uniquely amazing daughters making empowering women a personal cause to compliment her role as Executive Director.

 

Raised in the south, Rebecca was delighted when her parents moved to Jackson in 1992. A graduate of UC Berkeley with a BS in Environmental Studies, Rebecca spent several years as an environmental educator before attending graduate school in Chinese Medicine. After 6 years of practicing Chinese Medicine, Rebecca had the opportunity to shift careers and became the executive director of the Snake River Fund. Today, Rebecca, in addition to Womentum, contracts with various non-profits in the valley including Silicon Couloir. A Womentum alumni, Rebecca is delighted to be supporting women's leadership and development in Jackson. Rebecca can often be found mountain biking or skiing with her husband Bart and their fur-baby Calvin. 

Rebecca Reimers

Marketing and Events

Emeritus Board

Melissa Turley

Emeritus Board

Melissa Turley served on the Teton County Commission and Jackson Town Council for nearly a decade, winning three elections between 2006 and 2012. During that time, Melissa served as Chair of the County Commission, as well as Mayor Pro Tem of the Town Council. Melissa helped found and served on the boards of Girls Actively Participating, Womentum, and the Jackson Hole Perinatal Advocacy Project. She is also an alumna of Leadership Wyoming and Leadership Jackson Hole. A native of Colorado, Melissa graduated from the University of Montana. She is currently the Executive Director of the Teton Village Association and an instructor at Revolution Indoor Cycling. Melissa lives in Jackson with her husband and young son, and her favorite place to be is on a mountain bike.

Jen Simon

Emeritus Board

Jen moved north from the mountains of Colorado to the mountains of Wyoming only expecting to stay for a summer but settled here in 1997 because of the incredible community. During her 20-year career in non-profit management and consulting, she has worked with partners to build innovative solutions in the arts, education, and health care. Jen is currently Vice President of the St. John’s Hospital Foundation where she works to engage community members and catalyze philanthropy in support of community health and wellness. She received the American Hospital Association’s 2015 Grassroots Champion Award for her work broadening the base of support for community hospitals.

 

Jen’s passion for women’s issues and social justice led her to co-found Womentum and Woman to Woman (TN); she was appointed by Gov. Mead to serve on the Wyoming Council for Women’s Issues for Judicial District 9 representing Teton, Sublette, and Fremont Counties. Jen is vice chair of the board of Teton Youth and Family Services; an advisor to CSA Jackson Hole; a 2003 graduate of Leadership Jackson Hole and a 2005 graduate of Leadership Wyoming. She holds a Master’s of Theological Studies from Vanderbilt Divinity School and a BA from Colorado College.


Jen is a voracious reader, published writer, avid cook, and has lived throughout the United States, Italy, and Ecuador. 

Womentoring Alumnae Ambassadors (WAA's)

WAA's serve as facilitators at Womentoring Alumnae small group dinners, and provide input on Alumnae Programming.  The 2015 WAA's are made up of the following amazing women:

Allison Bergh

Kelly French

Amy Golightly

April Hankey

Lin Heffner

Heather Marks

Lisa Rullman

Megan Smith

Lexey Wauters

 

 

Patti moved to Jackson Hole in 2000, while on a year-long sabbatical. At the time, her goal was to ski 100 days in a single ski season. Not only did she accomplish this milestone she ended up staying and making Jackson her home. As a Senior Relationship Manager for First Western Trust she is responsible for partnering with business clients on all aspects of financial needs . Prior to her career in banking she was in the IT field and worked for TIAA-CREF and the Mayor’s Office of Operations under R. Giuliani. She earned her BS in Business/Finance from the College of Staten Island (CUNY). In addition to her role as an Advisory Member for Womentum she serves on several non-profit boards in Wyoming.

Caryn Flanagan

Board of Directors